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CAS Lecture. A Precarious Armenia: When Does the Future Look Like the Past?

Gerard Jirair Libaridian, Emeritus University of Michigan
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
4:00-5:30 PM
Room 555 Weiser Hall Map
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Dive into the intricate interplay between historical perception and future projections as explored in the latest volume of A Precarious Armenia. Gerard Libaridian sheds light on the dynamic and often disastrous relationship between our perception of the past and projections of the future, a relationship that can define the policies of the present.
Dr. Gerard Jirair Libaridian is a retired professor of history from the University of Michigan and the author of numerous books and articles on modern Armenian history, contemporary politics, and international relations. He has taught and lectured extensively in institutions of higher learning in the US and internationally.

From 1991 to 1997 he served as advisor to the First President of Armenia, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of the National Security Council, and chief negotiator with Azerbaijan and Turkey, among others.

Dr. Libaridian's most recent volume in English is titled A Precarious The Third Republic, the Karabakh Conflict, and Genocide Politics (London, Gomidas Institute, 2023).

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: armenia, history, International
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Armenian Studies, International Institute